The original Dead Space was a classic of the PS3 generation, inspired by the movie Event Horizon it starred a voiceless protagonist, Isaac Clarke, trapped on space station with hundreds of mutated humans. It managed to combine sci fi and horror and many have clamoured for a remake but EA have not been forthcoming.
It turns out we might not need a Dead Space remake as Glen Schofield, former executive producer at Visceral Games, creators of Dead Space, has dropped by The Game Awards to announce the first game from his new studio, Striking Distance Studios. You can see the cinematic trailer below and yes, it’s set on a space station and there are nasty mutated fleshy things eating people.
The official version trailer is locked behind an age gate so if you want to see that click here.
Striking Distance say this is an “all-new take on the genre” but you can clearly at least one influence, around the 1m8s the shot is almost identical to the famous image of a xenomorph bearing down on Ripley in Alien 3.
Set on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.
“The Callisto Protocol is the culmination of decades of experience building AAA games,” said Glen Schofield, founder and CEO of Striking Distance Studios. “We’ve built a world class studio of passionate developers that is ready to once again tackle one of our all-time favorite genres—survival horror. We’re setting out to make one of the most terrifying games of all time, and we can’t wait to share more about The Callisto Protocol next year.”
Unfortunately we have a bit of a wait, The Callisto Protocol will launch sometime in 2022 with Krafton on publishing duties.